27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Boxer Kossobutskiy could not attain his optimal weight before Universiade

The Universiade boxing (91kg+) silver medallist Zhan Kossobutskiy from Kazakhstan told R-Sport that his physical condition at the tournament was far from perfect.


Universiade. Day 5. Boxing © RIA Novosti/Vitaly Belousov

During Wednesday’s final in Kazan, the athlete from Kazakhstan yielded to the Russian Magomed Omarov. “I’m not very happy with myself. I did everything that was necessary of me, but there wasn’t enough willingness and eagerness. There wasn’t enough push. I’ve been stretched too thin over the last six months of competitions. I did not yield technically, but physically I didn’t push hard enough, I was missing a few kilos,” Kossobutskiy stated.

Dylan Bregeon from France won the bronze in the 91kg and under category, becoming the only athlete from Western Europe on the podium in the boxing competition. He shared his happiness with us, “I am very happy because this is my first year out of the juniors and I’ve already won a medal. I liked the Russian athletes a lot. I would highlight the guy from the 81 and under category who got injured (Dmitrii Bivol, who broke his hand in the semifinals), and another from my category of 91kg and under (Evegny Tishchenko, who won the gold),” Bregeon added.

Russian boxers have won 6 gold medals and 2 silvers at the Summer Universiade 2013.

«R-Sport», 1 July 2013